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>>> there's jack lew's signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> i mean, is this even a signature? or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief. and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal philosophy saying, quote, i describe budgets as tapestry. nation.s woven together, it >> i tried. still doesn't even look good. good morning and welcome to "way too early," the show that's proudly ranked just ahead of doctors at our penmanship class. we have a lot to talk about, including a white house meeting on gun control between vice president biden and leaders of the national rifle association. i'll tell you why the nra leaders walked away disappointed. plus, the pentagon tightens its belts ahead of possible cuts. >>> first, our top story at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. amid a national debate about guns and violence, a california teacher and a campus supervisor are being credited for heroic actions yesterday during yet another school shooting. it happened in taft, california, around the same time vice presi
. >>> president obama is now on his lookout for his next chief of staff after nominating jack lew to replace timothy geithner at the treasury department. the president called the move bittersweet but insisted his loss will be the nation's gain. >> over the years, he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties and forge principaled coprincipal -- principled compromises. jack has my trust. i know i'm not alone in that. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> during yesterday's announcement, both lew and president obama poked fun at the media attention surrounding his loopy signature. >> you've been a friend and colleague for many years. actually, decades. the american people are better off for your outstanding service. and you know, i thought i knew you pretty well, but it was only yesterday that i discovered we both share a common challenge with penmanship. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to
. as we await the nomination of white house chief of staff jack lew to be the next treasury secretary the big announcement set for about two hours from now the spotlight now turning on mr. lew's signature. take a look, this is it. better get used to the loopy letters because they could show up on all of our paper money. outgoing treasury boss, jenna is cocking her head side ways to read it. jenna: i'm thinking all the different ways you could counterfeit that, right? jon: doesn't really say anything. treasury secretary boss tim geithner had to improve what his signature looked like. it was kind of scrawling too. in order to fit on the money he improved it. white house press secretary jay carney was asked about lew's hand writings and whether he is practicing his signature. koorney said, not that i'm aware of. jenna: you remember grade school where they give you lines to follow to practice your penmanship? jon: one would think. jenna: how is your penmanship? jon: i think it is readable, shows my name but my penmanship is pretty awful. jenna: we may need to do a close-up shot. jon: i do
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew later today to be the next treasury of the secretary, but if lou is confirmed he might consider sharpening that signature which will pretty much be on all u.s. currency. here it is loopy and arguably unreadable. current treasury secretary tim geithner said he had a similar problem before he took over. here it is before he took the job. and here what it looks like now. he improved his penmanship to make it easier for folks to read. i can't argue. have you seen mine? martha: it deteriorates with every passing year. bill: jack lew that --. martha: well it is the worst flu outbreak in at least a decade and doing a number on people across the country. the virus is reported in 41 states with nine states reporting high or severe levels of flu. boston's mayor says his city is under siege. he is declaring a public health emergency. the state of massachusetts reporting 18 flu-related deaths so far. the hospitals can barely contain all the people pouring into them. >> we're seeing significant rates of hospitalization, much more se
as tomorrow jack lew is going to be named treasury secretary. you got a lot of us excited because you tweeted out jack lew's signature, it's the legit signature. this is the signature that's going to be on all the u.s. currency once he takes over as they recirculate the new bills. >> that signature is more in line with him being a doctor, andrea, maybe a reporter, not a secretary of the treasury. what i would say, somebody reminded me that tim geithner changed his signature a little bit when he became treasury secretary because he's going to be on the bill. so maybe. >> let's see it again. bring that picture back, because we just showed what it would look like. that is his signature. that's jack lew. if you want to go to him -- he may be a doctor, maybe he has a ph.d. he's not a medical doctor as far as i know. it's got to be the world's worst signature, looks more like a doodle. >> i wonder how he came up with it. >> assuming that's confirmed. one more quick thing, we showed you the picture that the white house photographer took of the president and his top advisers during one of the fiscal
republicans. >>> white house chief of staff jack lew will be nominated to replace treasury secretary timothy gooeithner. >>> those expected to stay on for the second term incruding attorney general eric holder. kathleen sebelius, arne duncan and a few others. >>> jack lew's signature which looks like a series of loops will be featured on american money, that looks like fun. >>> the french wine lobby in the u.s. is upset about part of the menu at the president's inauguration, because it didn't come from the champagne region of france, they complain the bottles of the inaugural wine should not be called sham pine according to american law. >>> beyonce will sing the national anthem at the ceremony. james taylor will be singing "america the beautiful." >>> walmart which else is the most guns in the u.s., wasn't planning on sending anyone to the meeting at the white house. now a company spokesman said, quote, we underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on thursday in person so we're sending someone to represent. >>> john kerry joked that his cure for jet lag is listening to one of his
says jack lew must never be secretary of the treasury. january none bream is at the white house. why? >> well, shepard, he, like many other republicans on the hill say that lew is the wrong man for the job because they call him a big government liberal. someone who has blocked them at every turn when they have tried to pass more spending cuts essentially. you know it's a very sore topic here in washington. you mentioned that sessions is the top republican on the budget committee. he told me today that two years ago when lew testified he lied. those were session's words. here is a bit more of what he had to say. >> we just can't have somebody who can't acknowledge, can't look the american people in the eye and tell them the truth about our financial condition. >> following lew's formal nomination here at the white house a number of other republican senators sent out reactions saying they are going to have an open mind. they will listen through the vetting process in the senate. most of them are inclined at this point to vote no. shep? >> shepard: much of the word we are getting this i
. keep love strong. >>> obama's nominee for treasury secretary jack lew is facing criticism because his signature, which will appear on the dollar bill, is complete lly illegible. look at his signature. this is real. in response, lew is like, i will fix this or my name is -- there's some political news here. president obama recently came under fire from republicans over the lack of diversity in his cabinet. then obama said, you guys know i'll be there too, right? >>> well, it's time for other entertainment news. it's the cia versus the lapd at the box office this weekend. after being in limited release for the past few weeks "zero dark thirty" is going wide, fresh off its five oscar nominations. but "gangster squad" may take first place this weekend thanks to box office draws ryan gosling and emma stone. >>> so what does 9-year-old quvenzhane wallis want to do now that she's nominated for on can oscar? what any other 9-year-old would want to do. go on a shopping spree and eat pizza. >>> justin bieber may have a dopplpganger. >>> and justin timberlake and beyonce both announced new music
suit. >> i think it's great. >> agree. eight minutes after the hour. and jack lew, what an interesting signature this man has. if jack lew, president obama's nominee for treasury secretary gets the gig this scribble may be on all of your money. lew may have the most illegible signature of all time. look at it. it's nothing but a doodle. like nine loops in a row. >> that is something my 2-year-old would do. >> on treasury secretary. yesterday president obama assured the world that the american dollar is, in fact, safe. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one lett lett letter legible, should he be confirmed as secretary of treasury. >> this is what his signature would actually look like on the dollar bill. that's just awful. >> is it third grade when they focus on your handwriting skills and penmanship? maybe he can sit in on a class. >> the treasury secretary wants to audit your class. >>> nine minutes past the hour. yester
. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> he was quite fired up today. yesterday rather. results of a new study are sure to fuel the already intense debate over guns. the u.s. sees far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them un
, but president obama could announce his new pick for treasury secretary as soon as today. jack lew is reportedly the current's -- could be his nominee. he's currently the chief of staff, also a former budget director, as well. insiders say he's the best person to take on the many looming battles with congress that are coming up, including the battles over the debt ceiling and those pending budget cuts. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not
secretary. jack lew takeover of the administration's affairs for a new fight with republicans over the nation's debt. >> in the names of one former senator, having him on your team is the equivalent of having a coach of having a player to put somebody at any position and knowing he will do well. >> he has experienced on balancing budgets in the clinton administration. if confirmed, he will replace timothy geithner who led the department to the economic turmoil of the first term. as we told you on thursday, we have -- lew has been criticized for his bad current -- for his bad signature. >> the president even joked about this, saying that he consider rescinding the nomination after seeing the loopy signature. this was posted on buzzfeed. the loops. >> that is a close resemblance to his signature. it is 4:51 right now. 41 degrees. >> a huge surprise for local youth battling brain cancer. it is a story will see only on seven. >> at coming up, going on a trial. we will meet a woman who rejected cosmetics. why she says that she feels more >> good morning, everyone. i am meteorologist jac
shape as his second term begins. hilda soleis announced she will be leaving, and jack lew will be nominated to replace tim geithner. >>> a developing story north of the border, residents in canada are pleading or outside help to rescue a group of whales trapped in sea ice. right now, the mammals are gathered around a single hole in the ice. the villagers are can go the canadian government to send an ice breaker quickly top a team from the canada fishery department is expected to arrive today. >>> now, for a look at the weather. it is kind of depressing, hopefully, they fare okay. dylan dreyer is here with the weather. >> thank you, good to be back. weatherwise, the east coast enjoying a really nice january thaw. in fact by the time we get to the weekend, temperatures will be well above average perhaps as much as 20 degrees. right now, we're talking about a lot of rain and it's falling around louisiana especially. yesterday, we picked up two to three inches of rainfall across parts of eastern texas. now, that heavy rain is going to sit over louisiana, through arkansas and e
want to bring up the subject of treasury secretary designate, nominee, that would be, jack lew, a lot of fanfare and applause and most likely gets confirmed, that's an opinion. i say, let's start with you, carol, on this one, i say it makes absolutely no difference to president obama's economic policy. which is tax the rich, do not cut spending and ignore the debt. first to you, carol. >> i think that's right. obviously, jack lew has been president obama's right-hand man and one of the reasons put out for his nomination is that he understands the mechanics of budgets. however, if we look back at the budgets over the past, whether it be four years, decade or even further, there hasn't been a balanced budget, so whether he understands the mechanics or not, it's still not solving our problems. as treasury secretary, he's sitting over the irs and the national debt unless we get some meaningful change here, which i do not anticipate, i feel like this nomination's not going to make a whole lot of difference. stuart: carol, i'm very glad you agree with me and sure that kirsten will agree wit
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
will go to the ap. >> it has been widely reported that jack lew was the president's choice for commerce secretary. -- treasury secretary. [inaudible] >> let me say two things. i do not make cabinet level presences. the president does. i will not get ahead of the president. when he is ready to make an announcement about his next treasury secretary, he will make an announcement. secondly i would say jack lew has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. over the quarter of a century he has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary, financial and fiscal agreements in washington. he was there when social security was reformed, he was there when tax reform passed at the table. in the 1980's. he was the cabinet level director of omb for president clinton. when our budget was balanced for the first time in a generation. he served as deputy secretary of state. he has served as omb director, overseeing some important agreements and planning a major role in achieving them. that was for more than a year. he's been a very capable chief of staff. i
the one that's got the toughest road, i think there's criticism of jack lew and john brennan, but also i think especially for chuck hagel as secretary of defense. interestingly enough, he was a former republican senator, and i think he thought he'd get bipartisan support. hagel didn't make a lot of friends among republicans because he was well to the left of them on a lot of foreign policy issues. opposed the troop surge in iraq, and opposed get tough measures against iran. a lot of leading republican senators don't like him. and some top democrats who are at least on the fence about him, because he took -- he made a statement about gays that they didn't like several years back. and also he has not been an unquestioned supporter for israel. i think hagel has the toughest road to go. we'll be talking to two key senators about that and the fight over gun control, which is starting to pick up in the capital. kelly ayotte, rising republican star, and senator from connecticut, blumenthal. >> looks like john kerry is the one that might sail through easier than the other two? >> i think kerry w
proven himself again and again to the president. >> over the past quarter of a century jack lew has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary financial and fiscal agreements bipartisan agreements in washington. >> one agreement he may not want to take credit for is the now december pieszed if -- despise fiscal cliff. lew was the architect of the spending cuts that nearly drove congress to the brink over new years. some republicans say he hasn't been honest with congress about debts. >> there is a confirmation process. i think the american people need to know the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. >>> speaking of cabinet posts labor secretary announced yesterday she will be stepping down as well. so who is staying for a second term? that list piered to be relatively short. attorney general eric holder secretary of health and human services kathleen seb beelius. one of the duties of the trish ry secretary is to sign the currency. on this bill you have tim geithner's signature because he's the treasury secretar
of staff, jack lew, to be treasury secretary. >>> last night, hilda solis resigned shchlt resigned. she is expected to leave her post this month. >>> when you hear the boss, the first person you think of is bruce springsteen. not "time" magazine who have chris christie on their cover. here is how he reported. >> i am reporting "time" magazine to the anti-italian defamation league. look at that thing. come on. >> it makes you look like tony soprano. >> i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> kristy poking a little fun about his latest turn in the spotlight. jim acosta explains, kristy's blunt style sometimes put the rec can powerhouse at odds with members of his own party. >> from making the rounds on the morning talk shows to landed on the cover of "time" magazine and dubbed the boss, chris christie just might be the next big thing for a republican party that's shrinking in stature. the new jersey governor never seems to be at a loss for words when it comes to giving the gop some straight talk. >> we have lost two elections in a row. we need to be thinking about doi
's cabinet. the white house chief of star, jack lew, will be named treasury secretary, and now there is a search for a new position now that solis has stepped down. kathleen sebelius will continue to serve in the president's second term. >>> in colorado, the evidence hearing against james holmes is over a couple days earlier than expected. the judge will decide tomorrow if the case will go to trial. homes is accused of opening fire inside that aurora, colorado movie theater last july killing 12 and injuring dozens. yesterday police say they found evidence that holmes cased the theater for weeks ahead of time. >>> and a race to free a pack of killer whales trapped in ice in a small canadian village in northern quebec. experts are being sent to the scene today to see what can be done to save them. if the hole they're using to breathe and say afloat freezes over, they will die. >> it's so sad and so stunning. >> in the next hour we will talk with william hurley about the effort to save these wheels. >>> roger clemens now knows what it's like to be on the receiving end. clemens and
. is >> obama's nominee for treasury secretary, jack lew, is facing criticism because his signature, which will appear on the dollar bill, is completely ill legible. look at this signature. this is real. [ laughter ] in response, lew is like, i will fix this or my name isn't (garble). >> steve: it does look like a shrinky. >> alisyn: it does and reminiscent as "fox & friends" pointed out, of the hostess cupcake. that's jack lew's signature on the left and right. >> steve: how can you tell them apart? >> alisyn: you can't. >> eric: the scary part is if he would become secretary, he would be signing the dollar bills a lot of zeros there. a lot of debt. >> steve: it looks like a lot of zeros in his signature. that's how it would mock up if he is confirmed. >> eric: he needs six more zeros. >> steve: my wife said look at jack lew's signature that, is a good reason they need to keep cursive in the school. she told me that. this morning, did you realize that there are a number of states where they no longer teach cursive in the schools, since back in 2011, in the state of indiana, they just got
and performance. >>> president obama sbre deuced white house chief of staff jack lew as his choice as treasury secretary. the president has been criticized for nominating another white man. we heard comments from new york congressman charlie rangel and new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's his second term. >> he has places where he could appoint women and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right, so is it all the president's men, as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it these last three appointments all white males, and this criticism is basically, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities so you should respect that in your naming of your cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only half way through the process, don't judge him so quickly, but if the president's being judged quickly on race and
is going to nominate as soon as tomorrow, jack lew to be the next treasury secretary. we will update the story as we get more information. coming up at noon eastern, we will take you live to the connecticut for -- take you live to connecticut for the state of the state address. next up from new jersey, chris christie's third state of the stake, focusing largely on hurricane sandy relief and recovery efforts. it is about 45 minutes. [applause] thank you. governor. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lt. gov.>> lieutenant governor guadagno, madam speaker, mr. president, members of the legislature, fellow new jerseyans, since george washington delivered the first state of the union in new york on this day in 1790, it has been the tradition of executive leaders to report on the condition of the nation and state at the beginning of the legislative year. so it is my honor and pleasure to give you this report on the state of our state. one year ago, we were scheduled to gather on this second
the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary hilda solis. perhaps the most high-profile woman in the cabinet, secretary of state hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the next announcement to have some women, maybe some minorities to be part of it, to offset this self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials are pushing back against that criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice president, he says he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? >> kristin welker at the white house this morning. as always, thank you. >>> the president of the national rifle association joins us live. mr. keane, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> my pleasu
to the president's cabinet. president obama introduced white house chief of staff jack lew yesterday as his choice to be white house secretary treasurer. we heard from two democrats. charlie rangel and gene sheheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell, and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's a second term. >> he had places where he could appoint women, and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right. so is it all the president's men as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it. these last three appointments, all white males, and this criticism is, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities, so you should respect that in your naming of the cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only halfway through the process, don't judge him so quickly, yet the judge is being judged quickly on race and gender issues, it may be, in fact, because he taught people how do that. in his campaign there was not a race or ge
this week after naming scrutiny this week after naming jack jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama. the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to has chosen in the last month tot fill top openings in his cabinei and administration.onve seized critics have seized on this photo that shows the president photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although t surrounded by all male advisers top aid although the white house says top aidehidden behind the men. in addition, one of the president's two female deputy chiefs of valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa week. epa jackson is quitting and so is is quitting and so is labor labor secretary hilda solis.s.d perhaps the most high profile woman in the president's perhaps the most high-profile woman in the president's cabinet, secretary of state e ha hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the ls next announcement to have some next announcement to women, maybe some minorities to women, maybe some minorit
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